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Middle East / PLO and Arafat / American Jews #319497

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 24, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported meeting with PLO's executive committee to discuss his recent stmts. Report introduced.

(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Reaction of American Jewish leaders to US-PLO agreement reported [On December 14, Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says United States is prepared for dialog with PLO.] [Representative Howard BERMAN - comments on US-PLO decision.] American Jews reported torn between loyalty to Israel and to US. [American Jewish Committee spokesperson Rabbi Marc TANNENBAUM - discusses Jewish reaction.] Mtg. of Arafat with Jews like Rita Hauser recalled. ["Tikkun" magazine editor Michael LERNER - says Israel is burying its head in the sand.] Scenes shown of violence in West Bank and Gaza and of Arafat meeting with Pope John Paul II. [TANNENBAUM - refers to Shultz's initiative.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Schieffer, Bob

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